Book Tour: Pope Francis in His Own Words

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Yes, yes, I know: Pope Francis in His Own Words was published two years ago.

So why am I starting a book tour of sorts right now?

Well, as you’re probably aware, Pope Francis will be visiting Cuba and the United States next month, and it seems like a prime time to reintroduce the book to English- and Spanish-speaking audiences (did you know the book has been translated into about 15 languages?). Plus, I received a few lovely invitations to do so, and I couldn’t turn them down.

If you’re in one of the cities below, I hope you’ll spread the word and join me at one (or more!) of these events:

Decatur Book Festival: Decatur, Georgia, USA
I’m grateful to my alma mater, Emory University, for inviting me to participate in this beloved book festival. I’ll be signing books in the Emory tent from 3-4 pm on Saturday, September 5. I’ll have a very limited number of foreign language editions of the book as well.

Brooklyn Book Festival, Bookend Event Series: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Before I head out of the country to cover Pope Francis’s visit in Cuba, I’ll be talking about the book and signing copies as part of the Brooklyn Book Festival. My generous host is the delightful Hullabaloo Books, and I couldn’t think of a better bookstore to have a conversation about Pope Francis. This is an Official Brooklyn Book Festival Bookend Event. I’ll have a very limited number of foreign language editions of the book as well.

This event will take place at 8 pm on Tuesday, September 15.

Cuba Libro Bookstore: Havana, Cuba
I’m so excited that I’ll have the chance to talk about the book the day before Pope Francis will be giving his mass at Plaza de la Revolución in Havana.

This event will take place at 5 pm on Saturday, September 19.

NEW: Our US publisher, New World Library, is offering a 50% discount off online orders of Pope Francis in His Own Words throughout September. Buy the book through their site using the discount code “pope” (no quotes, not case-sensitive) and you’ll get the book at half-price. Buy the book here.

Would you like to add Pope Francis in His Own Words to your bookshelf or inventory? Need a speaker or expert to interview about the Pope? Get in touch by emailing me: writingjulie[at]gmail[dot]com!

New World Library Offers 40% off Books, Including “Pope Francis in His Own Words”

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Julie Schwietert Collazo
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I’ve tried not to talk about Pope Francis in His Own Words too much, as I find endless self-promotion an extremely unbecoming trait, but since it’s the holidays and our publisher, New World Library, is offering a deep discount on its entire catalog of books, including the Pope book, I figured I could talk about it for a minute.

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The book has now been published in Croatian, Dutch, German, Hungarian, Italian, Korean, Spanish, and Portuguese. I’m probably forgetting at least one international edition. The Italian edition is doing particularly well–it has been a bestseller in Italy, where it’s sold under the lovely (translated) title, The Gospel of the Smile.

New World Library is selling the US edition at a 40% discount now through December 13 when you buy the book on their website. Every book in their inventory will be sold at the same discounted rate, so stock up for the book lovers on your holiday list. Enter code “NWLDec” at check out.

Happy holidays!

Giveaway: Pope Francis in His Own Words

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For those of you who have a (free) Goodreads account, you’re welcome to participate in the giveaway I’m hosting on the site. And while you’re clearly under no obligation to do so, a review on Goodreads and Amazon would be much appreciated!
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Goodreads Book Giveaway

Pope Francis in His Own Words by Julie Schwietert Collazo

Pope Francis in His Own Words

by Julie Schwietert Collazo

Giveaway ends May 06, 2013.

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